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Rental and housing assistance Ouachita Parish.

Find rent assistance programs in Ouachita Parish that help the low income as well as homeless. Emergency grants, short term housing, vouchers and other help is offered. There is emergency rental assistance, homeless shelters, grants to pay a security deposit or moving costs as well as other forms of assistance. Learn how to apply for help paying rent in Ouachita Parish or other housing expenses in the Monroe Louisiana region.

Many of the housing programs are run by the Wellspring Alliance for Families, but other churches, charities as well as the local government in Monroe LA as well as Ouachita Parish may help. Some agencies offer grants or loans for paying back rent. Other organizations may offer free legal aid to help stop evictions or rent subsidized and income based apartments from section 8 housing vouchers. Or low-income families and the formerly homeless will get money to pay for security deposits, and more.

A major focus is on helping seniors, single moms and the disabled in Ouachita Parish. Each organization listed below offers its own form of short or long term housing assistance and/or emergency rental assistance programs. There is even Housing First model for the currently homeless.

Organizations that help with rent in Ouachita Parish

CCM - Christian Community Ministries
322 Harrison Street, Monroe, Louisiana 71201. Telephone number is (318) 325-8467
Immediate financial help, including for back rent or moving costs, is available in Ouachita Parish. Or get basic needs, homeless shelter, furniture, and referrals to housing or rent programs may be offered.  More information on rent help from Ouachita Parish Community Ministries.

Ouachita Parish Housing Choice Voucher (section 8) are offered from two separate agencies. This is income based housing (apartments, condos, private homes), in which the federal government will help pay a portion of rent based on the applicant’s income. There is also help with buying a home, case management, job programs, and other aid in addition to the section 8 vouchers. Disabled and senior citizens often get priority to rent or utility help.

  • West Monroe City Section 8 Housing, 211 Cypress St, West Monroe, LA 71291. Call (318) 699-0575
  • Ouachita Parish Housing Authority is another application site. The location is1333 State Farm Dr, Monroe, LA 71202. Dial (318) 327-1384




Grace Place Ministries
Address is 1600 Jackson St, Monroe, Louisiana 71202. (318) 361-9702
Housing assistance includes ESG grants for rent or utilities, eviction prevention, case management, applications to public aid and more.

Ouachita Parish Office of Family Support
Main location is 1306 North 19th Street, Monroe, Louisiana 71201. Telephone is (318) 362-5333
Cash aid from FTAP. The electronic card could be used to help pay rent in approved housing. The low-income, working poor and tenants will get free government grant money. Any housing resources are combined with Strategies to Empower People Program (STEP).

Catholic Charities of North Louisiana helps single moms, women facing DV and others with rental expesnes. There is also housing for immigrants and migrants. The main office is at 3208 Concordia St, Monroe, LA 71201. Free vouchers, emergency rent payment help and other support is offered. Phone: (318) 361-5198

Homeless Shelter at Christopher Youth Center
Location is 205 Smith Avenue, Monroe Louisiana 71203. Phone number is 318-343-8336
Safe Place Outreach is a shelter for runaway youth and teens. Food, clothes, showers, a bed to sleep in, information on future security deposit or rent assistance programs and other help is offered from the shelter.

Louisiana Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries
Location is 7200 Desiard Street, Monroe, LA 71203. Transitional housing program – Call 318-343-2244
Single or two parent moms can use this transitional housing program. There is Residential Family Care, Christian mentoring, information on applying for grants or loans for bills or rent, job training, and additional support. Free temporary apartments in Ouachita Parish help women facing DV as well as veterans or single mothers.





Ouachita Parish United States Department of Agriculture
2410 Old Sterlington Rd, Monroe, Louisiana 71203. Phone: (318) 343-4467
The main program for rent payment help is known as the Rural Housing Services. Assistance from USDA Rural Housing Services includes loan guarantees, grants, home repairs to seniors or the disabled, low cost housing and other aid.

Wellspring Alliance for Families
515 Jackson St, Monroe, LA 71202. Dial (318) 651-9314
Veterans and military members can get help from Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). It combines shelters, free motel vouchers, transitional or permanent housing along with financial help for paying rent or bills. Federal grants can help with rent, security deposits, storage fees, utility bills or connection costs and other expenses. There is also free Housing Counseling as well as home search programs.

  • There are also offer housing programs run by the Wellspring Alliance for Families. One example is the Ouachita Parish Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (RRR) service. It can pay for rent, mortgages, and job programs. The goal is to help people find and stay in a home over the short and long term. The disabled (physical or mental) can also try the Permanent & Transitional Housing (P&TH), which offers legal aid, financial help for rent or deposits, SSI applications and additional housing assistance. Dial 318-325-1543 for information on PATH.

Family Promise of Ouachita
1317 S 10th St, Monroe, LA 71202. Call 318-654-4101
A homeless shelter is on site. They also assist with permanent housing placement. Some limited emergency rent help may be provided as well as free furniture or household items for a house.

Salvation Army of Ouachita Parish
Social service and thrift store address - 105 Hart St., Monroe, Louisiana 71201. Main Phone: (318) 325-1755
Financial help, including for back rent, will be provided by the faith based charity. Additional programs in Ouachita Parish include low cost or free furniture., emergency help for utilities or rent, shelter, case management, details on rehousing, grants and other financial aid.

Legal Aid of North Louisiana and Ouachita Parish - Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
Location is 3016 Cameron St., Monroe, Louisiana 71201. Main number is (318) 699-0889
Attorneys give free legal aid to the low income, tenants with an eviction notice, poor, and elderly. Get eviction defense help, assistance in applying for low cost or free government housing or rent programs, support in dealing with housing discrimination, and other free help from attorneys.





Ouachita Council On Aging
They only help seniors and the disabled from 2407 Ferrand St, Monroe, LA 71201. Phone: (318) 387-0535
There is Elderly Housing, emergency assistance (including for rent or energy), Legal Assistance and more.


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